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High Performance with Laravel Octane

By : Roberto Butti
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Book Image

High Performance with Laravel Octane

5 (2)
By: Roberto Butti

Overview of this book

Laravel Octane is a very powerful component in the Laravel ecosystem that can help you achieve remarkable app performance. With Laravel Octane, you will find tools (queues, cache, and tables) that facilitate a new asynchronous approach for improving application performance. This book highlights how Laravel Octane works, what steps to take in designing an application from the start, what tools you have at your disposal, and how to set up production environments. It provides complete coverage of the strategies, tools, and best practices to make your apps scalable and performant. This is especially important as optimization is usually the overlooked part in the application development lifecycle. You will explore the asynchronous approach in Laravel and be able to release high-performing applications that have a positive impact on the end-user experience. By the end of this book, you will find yourself designing, developing, and releasing high-performance applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: The Architecture
Part 2: The Application Server
Part 3: Laravel Octane – a Complete Tour
Part 4: Speeding Up

Introducing the production architecture

In the local environment development scenario (as in the previous chapters), it is fine to use the php artisan octane:start command to start Laravel Octane. However, it may be helpful to configure a different architecture in a production environment where the requirements are different from a local environment.

Typically, in a local development environment, you need automation and configurations that are useful for developing new features, such as automatic service reload. In contrast, in a production environment, the configuration must allow for optimum levels of performance and reliability. Therefore, choosing a different, production-specific architecture in this production scenario is common.

The design of the production environment architecture we are going to address involves the use of a web server to initially sort HTTP requests. The web server’s task will be to differentiate requests for static assets (where no PHP engine...